Teen shot and killed on a subway in Queens has been identified, but no one has been arrested yet.
Jayjon Burnett, 15, was shot and killed on the subway in Queens on Friday. He has been named by the police.
Police say that a fight between two groups of teens led to a single gunshot on a southbound A train around 3:45 p.m. on Friday.
Burnett was hit in the chest by the bullet.
When the train stopped at the Mott Avenue Station in Far Rockaway, a kind stranger helped the teen get off. As soon as the person got to the platform, two Transit Bureau officers who were walking around the station rushed over to help. Later, EMS showed up to do CPR.
The teenager was taken to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Detectives from the NYPD are looking at MTA cameras and talking to people who saw something.
“This year, we’ve seen a lot of situations where disagreements quickly turned into verbal fights and then into physical fights that unfortunately turned violent,” said NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Jason Wilcox.
The suspect, who was wearing all black and was thought to be between 15 and 19 years old, left the train and ran in an unknown direction, police said.
Police sources say they are looking into whether the shooting had anything to do with a gang, and they stress that it was not an act of violence done for no reason.
During the investigation, the A train was not running between Far Rockaway-Mott Ave and Broad Channel in either direction.
This is the eighth person to die in a public transportation accident this year.